EBR School Board announces winter storm make-up days

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POSTED: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 9:40pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 6:15pm

Snow and ice days can be relaxing and even fun until you have to make them up.

Schools across the area are rearranging schedules. So students can make up the class time they missed because of the winter storm. The East Baton Rouge Parish School board and administrators decided which option is the best one.

EBR's kind of playing catch up. Several other area systems and even LSU have already announced how they'll make up the lost instruction time, and students seem to be handling the news pretty well.

"Most teachers don't want to be here on Saturdays either, so a lot of times they'll make them kind of optional days or what not. So it really doesn't bother me," LSU student Peyton Plessala said.

LSU students will have to give up three of their Saturdays. Peyton Plessala said he thinks it's better than the alternatives.

"I'd rather kind of do that and take 50 minutes out of a Saturday than miss a break," Plessala said.

LSU administrators said they decided not to shorten spring break in order to to make it more convenient for students, and that's what the East Baton Rouge School Board's trying to do as well.

"The plan is just to find a proposal that would be easiest for parents and students," East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Communications Director Keith Bromery said.

School administrators want to extend the regular school day by 30 minutes for a month starting on February 10th and add two make up days.

"Converting two days, the third day of the Mardi Gras holiday to a regular instructional day, and March 14th which was scheduled to be a teacher planning day," Bromery explained.

For parent Rossie Judice, she thinks it's a good option.

"Rather than extend the school date. I think it would be better, especially for the parents who work late. They look for baby sitters or someone to pick up their child," Judice said. "They'll just have their child in school longer."

For a list of make-up days for other schools in the area, you can click on the link here.

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